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CA Reports: Top New Cigars (Mar 15 2021)

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I can taste the warm weather already. And by warm weather, I mean delicious new cigars smoked in the sunshine. In this edition of Top New Cigars, we have an annual favorite from Alec Bradley arriving just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the latest limited-edition Winston Churchill from Davidoff, and a game-changing new size to Southern Draw’s Cedrus line that’s been making waves in our humidor.  
 
So…before you get out there and enjoy spring in all its glory, take a quick peek at this trio of fresh finds and see if they should have a place in your cigar stash. And be sure to drop us a line in the comments about which new cigars are on your must-smoke list! 

Southern Draw Cedrus Lancero 

Wrapper: Indonesian Besuki 
Binder: Nicaragua 
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua 

Top New Cigars Southern Draw Cedrus Lancero cigars at Famous Smoke Shop
 
People give Robustos and Toros all the love, but in my humble opinion, thinner smokes are where it’s at. Looks like Robert Holt and the Southern Draw family agree, because they’ve blessed their popular Cedrus line with a new Lancero measuring 7 ½” and a slender 40 ring gauge. The dimensions give the cigar some extra kick while still delivering on its mouthwatering array of fruit, sweet wood, cocoa, spices, and black pepper. Anyone who’s smoked Cedrus knows that it was a tall order to improve upon – but here I am with egg on my face thinking it couldn’t be done. 

 

Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan Shamrock

Wrapper: Candela, Nicaragua Habano, Nicaraguan Habano Maduro 
Binder: Sumatra 
Filler: Panama and Honduras 

Top New Cigars Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Shamrock cigars at Famous Smoke Shop

Don your green Guinness and dollar-store top hats, Alec Bradley’s Filthy Hooligan Shamrock is back! Adding a third layer of natural Habano to the original Filthy Hooligan barber pole’s dual wrappers, Shamrock is both bolder and more complex. The blend’s flavors are equal parts sweet and zesty thanks to a spiral triple-wrap that allows all three wrappers to burn simultaneously. There is one caveat if I’m honest…these only come once a year, and they’re harder to get your hands on than a leprechaun’s gold (*crickets*). Bad jokes aside, I’ll be the first to admit this reeks of a gimmick, but Shamrock’s got what most gimmicks don’t: the flavor to back up the hype. 

 

 

Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 

Wrapper: Ecuador 
Binder: Hybrid Dominican Republic 
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua 

Top New Cigars Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 cigars at Famous Smoke Shop
 
If you’ll only settle on the best, it’s hard to argue against Davidoff Winston Churchill. If that’s not even good enough, Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2021 line is what you’d expect to see in movie scene where a guy has to slip the seller a 20 to see his really good stuff. And it is really good. We found notes of cream and caramel above a blanket of earth, spice, and white peppers. That all comes from a painstaking selection process of some of the world’s finest tobaccos. There are two truths in play here. These super-premium sticks certainly aren’t for the faint of wallets, but you do get what you pay for, especially if you like to treat yourself on occasion.  

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Jared Gulick

Jared Gulick

Features Editor, Jared Gulick, is a Certified Tobacconist, nerd of all things science, musician and serial abuser of the Oxford comma. He made his way to the Famous Smoke Shop retail store in 2018 and joined the Advisors when it was discovered that he could locate the shift key. Prior to his work in the cigar industry, he was a recording studio engineer, songwriter, and a journalism major at Northampton Community College.

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